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New Star Wars Ships coin features Luke Skywalker's distinctive T-65 X-Wing Fighter™

When it comes to Star Wars, one of the things you can't help but think of is the is the split winged ship used by Luke Skywalker to destroy the Death Star – the iconic T-65 X-Wing Fighter™.

The X-wing's power and size could be intimidating to new pilots. However, most pilots found the fighters gratifyingly responsive to their commands. Luke Skywalker used skills honed flying the T-16 skyhopper through Tatooine's canyons to great effect.

A versatile Rebel Alliance starfighter that balances speed with firepower, it is armed with four laser cannons and two proton torpedo launchers found on either side of its fuselage. The rebel pilots relied on proton torpedoes to penetrate the ray-shielded thermal exhaust port that was the Death Star's lone vulnerable point. Onboard targeting computers told the pilots when to fire – though Luke shut off his computer and listened to the Force instead.

The flight surfaces of an X-wing are also called S-foils. During battle, the S-foils spread open to form the distinctive split-winged X shape, which provides a broader field of fire for the laser cannons mounted on each tip.

Nimble engines give the X-wing an edge during dogfights, and a shield generator protects it from laser fire - a feature that gives it an advantage over the Empire's unshielded TIE fighter. The socket behind the X-wing's cockpit accommodates an astromech droid. During flight the droid can calculate hyperspace jumps and perform simple repairs. All in all the X-wing can take on anything the Empire throws at it!

While often flying in conjunction with other starfighter models, X-wings remained the backbone of the rebels' starfighter corps.

The T-65 X-Wing Fighter coin is coloured and engraved and, like the other two Star Wars Ships coin designs before it, features part of the design blueprint for the ship.

Presented in a high-quality inner coin case and Star Wars branded and stylized themed outer packaging, it would make an ideal gift for Star Wars fans or coin collectors. The Certificate of Authenticity sits within the coin case.

With a worldwide mintage of only 10,000 coins, hurry and get yours today!

INTERESTING FACT: X-wings used by the Rebel Alliance had painted stripes at the back of each S-foil to distinguish the Starfighters from one another.

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